Orðstír, an honorary award for translations of Icelandic literature to a foreign language

The award is presented for an excellent translation of a work of Icelandic literature into another language, resulting in the increased renown of Icelandic literature abroad.





Orðstír Award is presented biannually, in conjunction with the Reykjavik International Literary Festival, by the President of Iceland at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence.

Orðstír was awarded for the first time in 2015, see more on the right.

The Organizers of Orðstír

Orðstír is awarded by the Icelandic Literature Center, The Icelandic Association of Translators and Interpreters, Promote Iceland, the Office of the President of Iceland and the Reykjavik International Literary Festival.